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Sort the entertainers by age

Postby skullturfq » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:48 am

Happy New Year! 2017 ends in a 7.

Each of the entertainers listed below was born in a year ending in 7 or 2. (So later this year, their age will be a multiple of 5.)

I picked one entertainer born in each of the following years:

1917, 1922, 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992

The entertainers (in alphabetical order) are:

Warren Beatty
Tom Cruise
Miley Cyrus
Daniel Day-Lewis
Zac Efron
John Goodman
Anne Hathaway
Elton John
Loretta Lynn
Vera Lynn
Paul McCartney
Gwyneth Paltrow
Sidney Poitier
Carl Reiner
Julia Roberts
Kanye West

Can you put the entertainers in order by age?
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby grodney » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:17 am

I look forward to this quiz every year. Thanks!

Edit: Oh, and Happy New Year!
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby skullturfq » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:36 am

Glad to hear you like the quiz. Now that some time has passed, I'll post an explicit answer inside spoiler tags.

Listed in order from youngest to oldest, they are:

Spoiler: show
Born 1992: Miley Cyrus
Born 1987: Zac Efron
Born 1982: Anne Hathaway
Born 1977: Kanye West
Born 1972: Gwyneth Paltrow
Born 1967: Julia Roberts
Born 1962: Tom Cruise
Born 1957: Daniel Day-Lewis
Born 1952: John Goodman
Born 1947: Elton John
Born 1942: Paul McCartney
Born 1937: Warren Beatty
Born 1932: Loretta Lynn
Born 1927: Sidney Poitier
Born 1922: Carl Reiner
Born 1917: Vera Lynn
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby marpocky » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:18 pm

Looking through the Wikipedia list of those born in 1997, I found 3 entertainers, all female, who I think are reasonably well known. One is primarily known as a movie star, one a TV star, and one a singer, though that last one is more *in*famous than famous. Anyone care to guess?

There were only 7 names listed for 2002, and 5 for 2007 (mostly royals), and 2 for 2012 (both royals).
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby Bill » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:10 pm

marpocky wrote:Looking through the Wikipedia list of those born in 1997, I found 3 entertainers, all female, who I think are reasonably well known.


There is another female on the list, arguably the most famous of the bunch, who is neither an entertainer nor a royal.
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby rockgolf » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:37 am

From 1997, I suspect you're referring to the US gymnast Simone Biles.
But Chloe Grace Moritz, Camila Cabello, Desiigner, and, alas, Kylie Jenner could all qualify as well-known enough to qualify for a list like this.
Heck, Alex Trebek made the news this week by quoting lyrics from Desiigner's #1 hit.
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby Bill » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:35 pm

rockgolf wrote:From 1997, I suspect you're referring to the US gymnast Simone Biles.
But Chloe Grace Moritz, Camila Cabello, Desiigner, and, alas, Kylie Jenner could all qualify as well-known enough to qualify for a list like this.


I don't know who any of these people are.

(I remember hearing about Simone Biles during the Olympics, but not since. I've heard of Kylie Jenner, but I don't think I could pick her out of a line-up.)

My famous 1997 female would not require an "alas" before her name. And she's not an athlete.
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby bwouns » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:28 am

Bill wrote:My famous 1997 female would not require an "alas" before her name. And she's not an athlete.

Is she perhaps a Nobel prize winner?
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby marpocky » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:59 am

rockgolf wrote:Chloe Grace Moritz


This was one of my 3, the movie star. The TV star is the 2nd youngest principal cast member on her show among those whose characters are still alive (she has a male co-star also born in 1997 who I believe to be much less well known, and another male co-star born in 1999). The singer had 1 "hit" which was only really famous on the internet, and then most people quickly forgot about her.
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby Bill » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:03 am

bwouns wrote:
Bill wrote:My famous 1997 female would not require an "alas" before her name. And she's not an athlete.

Is she perhaps a Nobel prize winner?


Yeah, she's a teenage Nobel Prize winner.
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby marpocky » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:07 am

Bill wrote:
bwouns wrote:
Bill wrote:My famous 1997 female would not require an "alas" before her name. And she's not an athlete.

Is she perhaps a Nobel prize winner?


Yeah, she's a teenage Nobel Prize winner.


For a few more months anyway, unless you meant that in the sense that she'll always be a "teenage Nobel Prize winner."
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby grodney » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:10 am

marpocky wrote:The singer had 1 "hit" which was only really famous on the internet, and then most people quickly forgot about her.


I found the answer by googling for internet hits, and got this page: http://www.nylon.com/articles/popular-s ... net-trends
and oh my gosh now that I listen to it on youtube I've actually heard that before......I think. Oh my god that song is horrible. No offense. Ha ha.

And in looking for that, I found that Silento can be on next year's list....born in '98.....whose song I've heard WAY too many times.

Edit: I think the intended answer is
Spoiler: show
Rebecca Black (and her song "Friday")
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Re: Sort the entertainers by age

Postby Bill » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:03 am

marpocky wrote:For a few more months anyway, unless you meant that in the sense that she'll always be a "teenage Nobel Prize winner."


I was going for mock sarcasm, but of course my intended answer is teenage Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
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